Fox News host: Trump’s move to pardon convicted and accused U.S. war criminals will unite the country out of “a love of our military”

Fox News host: Trump’s move to pardon convicted and accused U.S. war criminals will unite the country out of “a love of our military”

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From the May 19 edition of Fox News’ Fox & Friends:

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PETE HEGSETH: This is very heartening for guys like me and others in the service who look at the previous administration whether it was the trading terrorists to get a deserter in Bowe Bergdahl, who basically got a slap on the wrist, a pardon of Bradley Manning. I mean you had a culture of coddling and not defending the war fighter. Trump’s done a total 180 on this, it’s amazing.

JEDEDIAH BILA: Yeah, and I think this will be a very unifying force in favor of what he’s doing. I mean, if there is one thing that unites people around the country, it is a love of our military and a love for those who have served.

Related:

New York Times: Trump May Be Preparing Pardons for Servicemen Accused of War Crimes

Previously:

Fox & Friends encourages Trump to interfere in murder case against former Green Beret even though that might be illegal

The Fox News pardon pipeline

In interview with soldier pardoned by Trump after “unpremeditated murder” conviction, Hannity says the victim wasn’t tortured

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The Presidency & White House, Justice & Civil Liberties
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Fox News
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Pete Hegseth, Jedediah Bila
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FOX & Friends Sunday
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